2016 Rolex Australian Grand Prix

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  1. JockeP22

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    Damn lucky.

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  2. Jimlaad43

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    Kubica, Canada 2007
     
  3. SVT Cobra GT

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    I've seen it but I meant watched a crash live. I didn't watch F1 back then.
     
  4. Jimlaad43

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    Here's an interesting point
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  5. mustafur

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    Not the same, Gutierrez moved over in the braking while alonso moved alongside, where as Grosjean did his exact. normal line
     
  6. TenEightyOne

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    I couldn't see an interesting point?

    Verstappen hit the back of Grosjean by braking too late and then lied to the stewards about what had happened. The telemetry released by the stewards showed that Grosjean had in fact braked later than on any previous lap.

    Alonso failed to recognise that Guttierez was moving left (a long, slow move but there nonetheless) and was then caught out by how early he braked. The car data backed this up with the stewards.
     
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  7. RACECAR

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    If you mean "Interesting" as in the situations aren't even close to being the same apart from crashes, then yes.

    On a lighter note, what I want to know is why is there a Penguin from Madagascar on the second pic? :lol:
     
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  8. GTPorsche

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    Dank memes, bro.
     
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  9. prisonermonkeys

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    Not at all. The car did exactly what it was designed to do in this situation. The roll hoop and survival cell remained intact despite the magnitude of the impact. The body of the car shattered, directing energy away from Alonso, and the wheels remained tethered to the chassis. Sure, the car came to a rest upside-down and wedged against the wall, but the survival cell retained its integrity. Alonso was never in any immediate danger because that's what the car is designed to do. Luck had nothing to do with it - it was engineering.
     
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  10. [Nor]MclarenF1

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    This meme is an insult to anyone with an above basic knowledge of racing.
     
  11. CLowndes888

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    Yeah, that was a shocker and you could argue that it's worse than Alonso's crash because it ended his F1 career. My dad says that he would've won a championship if it didn't happen. Sad really.
     
  12. TenEightyOne

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    It didn't end his F1 career, in fact he won the same GP the following year. He scored about 200 points after that 2007 crash.
     
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  13. CLowndes888

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    So why isn't he in an F1 car now? I forgot which incident put him out of a drive...
     
  14. TenEightyOne

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    He crashed into the end of a loose piece of armco in a rally and virtually severed his right arm in 2010/2011. Since then he has only raced (and continues to race) in WRC.
     
  15. CLowndes888

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    Lol I wasn't aware if the full story because my dad just said that "he had an accident" basically which prevented him from racing in F1.
     
  16. TRGTspecialist

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    He actually returned to circuit racing just last weekend in a GT3 race, and as the article also says has probably finished with WRC.
     
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  17. Samus

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    Whilst you're obviously correct in that the chassis did it's job when a open cockpit car is being hurtled around like that there is always an element of luck that nothing out of the ordinary occurs. The flailing wheels or other parts could have struck his helmet, the HAAS could have struck him again under different circumstances, he could have landed on the barrier in such a way that his helmet took the main impact. Lot's of things could have gone wrong.

    It was after all arguably bad luck that meant Senna's helmet got struck and penetrated in his fatal accident. Sure, the lack of driver protection played a bigger role but on another day he may have climbed out of that cockpit.
     
  18. Endless-Wilso

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    Waiting for Haas mechandise.
     
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  19. Dennisch

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    Not quite.



    34 seconds in, you see a wheel rolling away.
     
  20. [Nor]MclarenF1

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    I think that's just the tire. You can see one of the rear wheels is just the bare rim. Somehow the tire got separated from the rim itself.

    So the tether system did it's job. But it is a little worrying that the tire itself dislodges, even though it has far less mass and inertia than a complete wheel.
     
  21. Dennisch

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    Hence the 'not quite' .

    Far less mass? I'm pretty sure that the tyre itself is heavier than the wheel.
     
  22. Samus

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    This image certainly does illustrate how the car did it's job though, literally all that remains is the survival cell and the rear crash structure.

    [​IMG]
     
  23. Jimlaad43

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    That photo clearly shows that it was just the tyre, not the whole wheel.
    When Kimi crashed at Silverstone, his tyre also flew off just like that and left tyre marks on the front of Max Chilton's Marussia, which just missed his head.
     
  24. Dennisch

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    That tyre could have been a potential flying object if it detached itself during the roll, instead of leisurely rolling away.
     
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    I did manage to notice that Mumm were gone and Chandon had taken over. Didn't really know anything about either, but it seems to be correct. Mumm is made in the Chapagne region, while Chandon comes from California
     
  28. TenEightyOne

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    Not the same. Completely different terroir for starters. It's not from Champagne, therefore it's not champagne, so it's more Ile de Ré/Potato ;)
     
  29. RACECAR

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    Who cares, I'll never be able to drink it :( :lol:
     
  30. Dennisch

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    Hence different region.

    Don't act so French. :lol:
     
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